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Rwandan Genocide

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Hutus ruled since independence from Belgium in the 1960s RPF (Rwandan Patriotic Front) were Tutsis

Fort Levenworth is where Paul Kagame studied

Romeo Dallaire's UN team not permitted to have an intelligence staff, so reports of killers gathering weapons could not be confirmed
  • 2,500 total troops for the entire country
  • Very little background information on the country was provided to the UN troops before they arrived
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Romeo Dallaire's UN team told by informant from the Interahamwe that an assassination would be upcoming and mass killing would begin, but not permitted to investigate
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Romeo Dallaire's Informed UN of coming extermination team
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Romeo Dallaire's told UN he would be raiding an Interahamwe arms cache
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UN's Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan instructed Romeo Dallaire NOT to raid arms cache and to inform Rwandan government
  • The philosophy was "we don't want another Mogadishu" which had happened three months earlier
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Hutu President of Rwanda Juvenal Habyarimana

April 6, 1994 - President Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, assassinated when plane shot down at airport
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Colonel Théoneste Bagisora assumed power, a man more extreme and bloodthirsty
  • Bagisora once pledged to launch an apocalypse against the Hutus
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US Diplomat Prudence Bushnell warned 
of widespread violence

US Diplomat Prudence Bushnell Warns State Department  of "wide-spread violence" and military take-over of Rwandan government - warning ignored
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UN Insisted the Prime Minister Take Over
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Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana Assassinated
  • 25 Belgian UN  troops were guarding her
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UN Belgian Troops Killed
  • Dallaire did not have adequate staff and weaponry to stage a rescue effort
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Clinton orders evacuation of every American

Clinton Ordered Evacuation of Every American in Rwanda
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Kigali Airport Seized by French and Belgian Troops, to Get Westerners Out
  • Troops refused to help
  • Then the Tutsis begged the journalists for help
  • ON April 10th, the troops were there, but only to save white people
  • These troops COULD have intervened and backed up the UN forces, but did not
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UN Troops Sent Home, Dallaire Left with 450 African Troops
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Dallaire: Plan People To Sports Stadiums, Very Defendable - No Troops Provided
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Dallaire met with the leaders of the Interahamwe
  • Do I shake hands with the devil or just kill them all right here?
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US (or UN) Avoided Using the Term "Genocide"
  • After Nazi Holocaust, we said "Never Again"
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Six Weeks Into Bloodshed, UN Approves Troops, But None Available
  • Almost no troops were made available to the United Nations
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Pentagon Lawyer Argued that Jamming Radio Programming Instructing Genocide Would Violate "Free Speech" Provisions in the US Constitution
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Lone American in Rwanda Saved More Lives Than Entire US Government
  • The only remaining American in Rwanda, Carl Wilkins probably saved more lives on his own than the entire United States government.
  • In 1994, he was the only one out of 257 American who chose to remain in the country after the genocide began. His choice to stay and try to help resulted in preventing the massacre of hundreds of children over the course of the genocide.

UN Envoy Left Mille Collines Hotel, Attacked
  • UN troops defended the refugees by kicking at the killers, since they had no weapons
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Specific Acts of Genocide Have Occurred June 10th
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March 2004 - French judge Jean Louis Bruguiere Rules President Paul Kagame Ordered Shootdown of Plane
  • However, since Kagame is still President, he can still claim executive protection
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